Leila Mottley and Elizabeth Strout up for Booker fiction prize

Smash hit American essayists Karen Joy Fowler, Elizabeth Strout and Leila Mottley are among 13 writers in the running for the renowned Booker Prize for fiction.

Fowler's clever about Abraham Lincoln's professional killer, "Stall," Strout's ensemble of regular day to day existences "Gracious William!" and Mottley's Oakland-set debut "Nightcrawling" are among six books by Americans on the longlist for the 50,000 pound ($60,000) prize

The rundown declared Tuesday likewise incorporates creators from Britain, Ireland, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

At 20, Mottley is the most youthful ever Booker Prize competitor. A story of prejudice and sexual double-dealing composed when she was as yet a teen, "Nightcrawling" has won rave surveys and determination by Oprah's Book Club.

English dream writer Alan Garner, on the rundown for "Remedy Walker," is the most established ever Booker candidate at 87.

Five honors makes a decision about chose the competitors from 169 books presented by distributers. Previous British Museum chief Neil MacGregor, who is leading the passing judgment on board, said the rundown "offers story, tale and anecdote, dream, secret, reflection and spine chiller

He expressed a large number of the books have plots driven by "long chronicles of contention and treachery" and wrestle with "the slippery idea of truth."

Mottley is one of three presentation writers are on the rundown, close by Britain's Maddie Mortimer ("Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies") and American writer Selby Wynn Schwartz ("After Sappho").

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